OK I've been using this database for a while now and I've run into a strange problem. I haven't split it yet since I'm still developing it but all of a sudden when I log into the database it goes into exclusive mode. I've checked all the obvious places to ensure it's not opening in exclusive mode automatically. When I log in using another login it works just fine but when I use my login, which is in the Admins Group, it locks the db into exclusive mode. So what I did was create another login under the Admins Group and tried that one. It works just fine. So why is my original login opening the db in exclusive mode every time and now the new login is working fine? Anyone have any ideas? Oh and I'm using Access 2000.